FRICTION BRAKE BONDING PRODUCTS – Ruscoe has been involved with producing and packaging Nitrile Rubber/Phenolic Resin-based products for over 70 years. These chemistries are the standard for OEM and after-market friction applications. Ruscoe friction bonding adhesives offer proven performance at extremely low temperatures (40°F) as well as demanding high temperatures (600°F). Whether the application is friction plates, brake pads, brake shoes, clutch plates, or transmission bands, Ruscoe offers the adhesive product designed for your purpose.

The Ruscoe Company technical service team can not only recommend the correct friction product for your application, but can also advise your production team on every aspect of your application. We also stand ready to develop a specific friction bonding product if your needs dictate unique requirements.

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Ruscoe friction bonding adhesives offer proven performance at extremely low and high temperatures.

Friction Products

RELIOBOND Friction Brake Bonding Adhesives

RELIOBOND 1500 Series – Friction Adhesives – Phenolic Resin
Color: Amber/Tan
Uses: Designed for bonding friction material to metal. Offers excellent bond strength across a wide range of temperatures and are resistant to oil, grease, transmission fluid, and brake cleaning fluid.
RB1501 – 30-34% Solids – 2200-2600 cps (#4 @ 20 rpm) Viscosity – 7.80 #/gal – Density
RB1502 – 32-36% Solids – 2100-2700 cps (#4 @ 20 rpm) Viscosity – 7.96 #/gal Density
RB1503 – 37-41% Solids – 1700-2300 cps (#4 @ 20 rpm) Viscosity – 8.31#/gal Density
RB1503NT – 37-41% Solids – 1700-2300 cps (#5 @ 4 rpm) Viscosity – 8.39#/gal Density
RB1501 and RB1502 are economical, general purpose friction adhesives.
RB1503 provides highest bond strength of this category of phenolic resins.
RB1503NT is a toluene free version of RB1503.
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RELIOBOND 1600 Series – Friction Bonding Adhesives – Nitrile Rubber & Phenolic Resin
Color: Black
Uses: Drum brake applications, paper applications, clutch and transmission parts applications.
RB1603 – 33-37% Solids – 3000-3800 cps (#3 @ 10 rpm) Viscosity – 7.6 #/gal Density
RB1604 – 32-38% Solids – 3800-6200 cps (#3 @ 10 rpm) Viscosity – 7.7 #/gal Density
RB1615 – 35-45% Solids – 15000-25000 cps (#4 @ 4 rpm) Viscosity – 7.9 #/gal Density
RB1651 – >40% Solids – 43000-60000 cps (#5 @ 4 rpm) Viscosity – 8.1 #/gal Density
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RELIOBOND 1800 Series – Dip Coat Primers for Friction Bonding
Uses: Drum brake applications, paper applications, clutch and transmission parts applications.
RB1800 – 24-27% Solids – Amber/Tan Color – 7.54 #/gal Density (0.90 g/mL)
RB1803 – 12-14% Solids – Black Color – 7.03 #/gal Density (0.84 g/mL)
RB1805 – 28-31% Solids – Amber Color – 7.52 #/gal Density (0.90 g/mL)
RB1806 – 24-27% Solids – Amber/Tan – 7.50 #/gal Density (0.90 g/mL)
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RELIOBOND 5007 Friction Bonding Adhesive – Nitrile Rubber and Phenolic Resin
Color: Clear
Uses: Designed for bonding friction material to metal. Offers high bond strength across a wide range of temperatures. Excellent resistance to oil, grease, transmission fluid, and brake cleaning fluid. Designed specifically for curtain coating application, but can be brush or roll coated. Particularly well suited for bonding low density friction paper due to its low flow nature during cure.
RB5007 – 28-32% Solids – 2000-3000 cps (#4 @ 10 rpm) Viscosity – 7.6 #/gal Density
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Metal Primers for Friction Bonding
Color: Amber/Tan and Black
Uses: Phenolic resin primers designed to protect metal from corrosion and enhance bond strength of friction material assemblies. Typically used as core primers for drum brake assemblies, but can also be used as a metal primer on any other type of friction part.
Supplied “ready-to-use” and do not require dilution for most applications.
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